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the outgoing pentagon chief set to lift the two decades' old ban on women serving on the front lines. plus, after months of delays, secretary clinton testifies on bernanke. -- benghazi. >> we had no doubt there were terrorists militants they killed our people. >> we were mislead there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some americans. what the difference at this point does it make? >> shepard: secretary clintons testifying for the first time about the attack in libya. and facing fierce criticism. >> i'm glad that you're accepting responsibility. i think that ultimately with your leaving you accept the culpability for the worse tragedy since 9/11. i really mean that. >> shepard: tonight, her responses, the emotional moments. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers and sons and daughters. >> shepard: and what we still do not know about the attack in
to women. the new pentagon policy makes women eligible to serve in army and marine infantry units. there's also the potential for them to be a part of an elite special operations team like the navy s.e.a.l.s and delta force. >> she went on special missions working side by side with special forces. >> it was pretty cool. >> but in order to join women must be able to withstand the rigid strength and standard requirements with those units. >> there are jobs women can't do physically because they don't have the physical strength to do it. >> the pentagon is opening the >> by lifting the combat ban execution, the pentagon is opening its door to more women being killed or wounded in action. conflicts have cost more than 130 women their lives and more than 800 have been wounded. dawn halfacre lost her arm fighting alongside an infantry unit. >> there's not a big difference at all. and a lot of the missions we did we did with infantry units, we would do with shelled artillery units. we were all fighting the same thing, doing the same thing. >> this is the executive direc
public in the coming weeks under the terms of the 2007 settlement. a pentagon probe has cleared general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, of wrongdoing in a scandal that brought down david petraeus last year. allen was investigated after the fbi uncovered what it called potentially inappropriate e- mails between allen and jill kelley, the woman who complained about harassment from petraeus' lover paula broadwell. general allen succeeded petraeus in afghanistan in 2011. those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from park city, utah, at the sundance film festival. we begin today's program with "we steal secrets: the story of wikileaks," a documentary that examines the key players involved in the release of hundreds of thousands of secret u.s. diplomatic cables to the website wikileaks. let's go to a clip of the film which begins with former state department spokesperson t. j. crowley, who resigned days after, accusing the pentagon of being ridiculous and counterproductive and s
as the pentagon today lifts the ban on women in combat. big move. a great move. hello, everybody. happy, happy thursday and welcome, welcome to the "full court press." coming to you live all the way across this great land of ours. god bless america. we're booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station. how lucky you are if you've got one. treasury -- treasure it. support it. this hour only on exirious. all three hours on current tv. good to have you with us. you can actually become a partner in the program. express your point of view. we want to know what you think about them. it is as important as anything i have to say. you can do so by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. you can follow us on twitter at bpshow. more and more people do. i was tweeting out yesterday from the white house briefing and you can follow my tweets there as long as you sign up to follow us on twitter. or on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. there is a lot to talk about today. this lifting of the ban on women in combat, hillary clinton testifying yesterday in front of
of that. a mild earthquake shut pentagon around -- shook people around fairfield at 3.1, a mile from downtown fairfield. an attempted kidnapping in antioch prompted a school to get school a lesson in stranger danger. this is after a report of a parent reporting an incident of their child outside sutter elementary school. our news reporter has that story. >> the principal says they always watch the kids at drop off but today teachers volume teared to add extra patrol and they will be talking to the kids today about not talking to strangers. >> there were a lot of eyes on the antioch kids headed into sutter elementary school after news of a man trying to abduct a 5th grader has parents and teachers on edge. >> i am scareed. i see little kids walking home and i am like... >> it is very unsettling. strange something like this could happen next to you where your kid goes to school. >> the principal said the boy walked from school to his ride which was across the park. >> a stranger was at the park, in a car, called the student over saying that he was going do pick the student up and the s
of the show, the pentagon today will announce that women will now be allowed to serve in full combat roles. at first they'll be phased into roles working as medics and manning artillery, but eventually they could serve in elite commando units directly in the line of fire. for the past ten years, u.s. military women have served at the front lines in both iraq and afghanistan but never in combat. 152 women have been killed in the course of both conflicts. of course, we've been talking around the table about this. there are some contrarian points of view. >> yeah, there's a piece on the op-ed page of "the wall street journal" this morning. ryan smith is a marine infantrymen that served in iraq. he writes about "the reality that awaits women in combat. societal norms are a reality, and their maintenance is important to most members of a society. despite the professionalism of marines, it would be zrakting and traumatizing to be forced to be naked in front of the opposite sex, particularly when your body has been ravaged by lack of hygiene. in the reverse, it would be painful to witness a membe
: as the pentagon officially welcomed women into the ranks of combat warriors. >> at land and sea and in the air, we both wear the same uniform and fire the same weapons and most importantly, we all take the same oath. gwen: as republicans pondered reinvention. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. and it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> and as congress geared up
, but pentagon investigators have now determined there was no miss conduct by general allen. in case you missed it, the president and mrs. obama attended two inaugural balls last night. at the commander in chief ball, they danced to al green's "let's stay together." you may remember the president singing a bit of that last year. the first lady's ruby red gown was designed by jason wu. he also designed her inaugural gown four years ago. beyonce's performance of the national anthem at the inauguration got rave reviews but today questions were raised about whether she was actually singing or lip synching. sources telling us that beyonce was singing live. but over a prerecorded track. she recorded that track earlier in case something went wrong. and the musical accompaniment by the marine band, that was a recording. there is one state in america where the glass ceiling has been obliterated, at least in politics. that story is next. why they're being targeted to pay for sa >>> the bay area getting a new rail line, and it will cost some property owners. why they're being targeted to pay for the
. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> top u.s. commander in afghanistan is off the hook in a sex scandal. pentagon cleared general john allen of professional misconduct in exchanging e-mails with woman linked to the scandal that led general petraeus to rae sign as cia director. >> you can't see in front of you. can't see the cars. >> what it out conditions lead to 3 major car pileups in just ohio. more than 150 vehicle all tangled up. 133 million americans are experiencing the big chill. few are spared including fish. weather editor sam champion explains. >> to even the most winter aware. this arctic chill is for real. >> something to do to stay warm here. >> i feel in cold. yes. >> very cold. >> from minnesota to florida. more than a dozen states have winter weather advisory. with major city in the midwest either near or below zero on tuesday. and that wind chill? 50 below zero in maine to 10 below in north carolina. from the midwest to the northeast. it's the coldest air in two years. for most of the country it's a sudden and drastic change. in cedar rapid, iowa balmy 51 degrees satur
here in our country, there are new development this is morning in the national debate over the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women in combat. some of the critics object to the policy, claiming women lack the physical strength to serve in the front lines and mixing genders in combat is not a good idea. but adhaveicates say women should be given the chance to prove themselves, noting that many are serving in combat-related missions with distinction and bravery, on behalf of a grateful nation. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to have you here. more news as the gender barrier fall, thousands ever front-line military roles could open up to women, as soon as this year. but some insist, men special women won't be able to serve effectively when they are working side by side. steve centanni looking at this. >> reporter: the debate continues, even though the policy has changed to acam the reality of today's military. women have been serving in certain combat roles for years. but with the stroke of a pen, last week, outgoing defe
griffin with the breaking news from the pentagon. what else can you tell us about this missing jet? >> well, shepard. u.s. air force officials tell fox news that they lost contact with the pilot of this f-16 fighter jet at about 8:00 p.m. local time in italy. that is when the sos call went out. at that point they lost contact with the pilot who was flying on a one seater plane. the plane was flying in formation with four other fighter jets from aviano air base and went off the town of revienna. the f-16 fighter jet has crashed 13 times a year between 1982 and 2000 according to air force statistics. in fact, in july of 2005, f-16's crashed in one month alone. coast guard rescue teams are searching a 10-mile radius tonight. we will update you on the status of that pilot as soon as we know more, shepard. >> shepard: jennifer, breaking news coming in and word that the yemen any coast guard has intercepted a ship loaded with weapons. what do we know about that? >> in fact, the u.s. navy helped the yemen i didn't coast guard intercept a dow packed with weapons in yemen's territorial wate
slowing. the drive time is approaching 30 minutes. >> pentagon chief leon pane tta will announce today that he is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. that will will open up hundreds of thousands of front line positions. also, the possibility of the commando jobs. it is a ground- breaking move, and paneta's decision gives the military until january of 2016 to argue any special exceptions. some jobs could open as soon as this year. >> new this morning the first update on the criminal investigation into the sandy hook school shooting will be delivered by state police today. the presentation will be made at the first meeting of the new sandy hooke advisory commission. the group also hear from experts involved in the aftermath of the virginia tech and columbine and tragedies. their goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental- health and gun violence prevention. their initial report is due by march the 15th. >> the lafayette school district is joining a growing list of schools making security changes. the district will implement a new emergency bloc
, the organization that bombed the new york city police department, the capital building and pentagon in the 1970's but that is not stopping a teachers grew from hand-picking bill ayers. he will address teacher educators next month in atlanta. ayers was involved in a townhouse bombing in new york city that left three people dead. >>steve: singer james taylor says he knows what gun owners want. >> i think the majority of us feel strongly, even the majority of gun owners feel strongly that we need to make some sacrifice to our freedoms if that's the way to put it. >>brian: is he wearing scalia's hat? >>steve: taylor made the comment after performing at the inauguration. advocates very concerned about the president's proposal on gun control if you take aspirin, it can triple your chances of going blind. those who take it on a regular basis can cause age related macular degeneration. >>gretchen: they tell you to take it for your heart and blood thinning. >>steve: the low dose. >>gretchen: watch this. a huge lighting fixture falls from above landing on the child during a meet in wisconsin. he had just g
said i'm bringing the ban back and made good on her word. >>> now that the pentagon is lifting the combat ban for women in the armed forces, the questions begin, are women physically strong enough for the military's most challenging assignments? >>> also, there's no relief from the arctic weather system putting millions in the middle of this ongoing deep freeze. flights are canceled due to ice storms and it's too cold in some areas to even go skiing. i've never even heard of that before. that's cold. >>> and later this half hour, the wizards on the web called bad lip reading reinterpret the president's inaugural address. into something completely incomprehensible. why this is our favorite story of the day. i can't wait to see that. i'm going to watch it for the first time. >> i watched it earlier. it really is funny. the magic of editing and what they do these days. it's a fun spin on tuesday's pomp and circumstance. >>> it is game on for gun control, the first law to ban assault weapons is now on capitol hill and more are on the way. >> polls show most americans support new co
. the pentagon ultimately found they were not inappropriate. the investigation was triggered as part of the david petraeus sex scandal. >> interesting. i remember from that scandal a few months ago, up to 30,000 pages of e-mails and documents from his communications with kelly between 2010 and 2012, but none of them have been made public. >> she was interviewed by howard curts recently. she says that is an exaggeration and there were about 300 e-mails. my question is, if you're in a military operation responsible for military operation, how do you have that much discretionary time to e-mail not your wife or your children, but sort of this socialite over 300 times? even 300 to me seems odd and inappropriate. but we don't know the content. >> right. we don't know. it habit -- hasn't been made public. i'm sure they would argue we're just friends and those were innocent the flirtatious e-mails. interesting scandal. >>> jerry sandusky is in fact facing a new lawsuit in connection with his child sex abuse case. a young man who testified against sandusky last year is suing him along with his charity and
-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead last month. >>> the pentagon meanwhile offering limited support to french troops as they continue to fight islamic militants in mali. transport planes are helping move men and gear into the west african country but officials insist the american footprint on the ground will stay small. france also asking for help refueling its warplanes but president obama has not yet made a decision on whether he will authorize the use of u.s. aerial tankers. he's asking for more information from france on its overall plans. the fear is that more u.s. involvement could endanger american personnel and facilities in the region if we come to be seen as a cocombatant in that conflict. then back here at home, national rifle association chief wayne lapierrre is keeping up his combative stance with president obama, now attacking the inaugural address. in a speech in reno last night lapierrre accused the president of attacking supporters of the second amendment saying universal background checks are good for two things, either taxing gun owners or taking their guns away.
announcing yesterday that the pentagon is lifting the ban on women in combat making it real. 2028 william have served in combat in iraq and afghanistan. over 130 gave their lives. they are capable of doing the job. they should be recognized as such. now, they will be. great move forward. good for leon panetta. good for president obama we will talk about that and more here on today's "full-court press." here she is, a woman who does verbal combat every day and is damn good at it out in los angeles with today's current current news update jacki schechner. >> good morning. senator john kerry has everyone talking about climate change. he and yesterday for his confirmation hearing and laid emphasis on two less obvious facets of foreign policy, the earnvinement and his economy and talked about the u.s. putting its own fiscal house in order to be a leader on the world stage. kerry, a long-time clean energy advocate says it is a $6 trillion market worth millions of american jobs and we need to get in the game. >> the solution of climate change is energy policy. and
, a new poll finds that the nation is strongly in support of the pentagon's announcement this week that women will now be able to serve in combat roles in the military. gallup report said 74% of people are in favor of the decision. those numbers hold up when you break them down by men and women as well. let me bring in democratic congress woman loretta sanchez, senior female member of the house armed services committee and homeland security committee. thank you so much for being here with us. why now is this time right time to do this? is it overdue would you say? is there something about it happening right now that's good timing? >> well, t.j., i've been fighting for about the last five or six years with a bill in the house to recognize what we already know. our women have been fighting in iraq and afghanistan. there is no frontline. everywhere is the frontline. they've been in combat. they've been killed. they're p.o.w.s. they've been wounded. and yet they have never received the recognition north pay nor the promotions due to the fact that they would be in combat. so it's long o
." we will continue to follow developments. >> catherine: the pentagon says al-qaida's north africa affiliate is "at the top of the list of suspects" in that terror attack on a gas plant in algeria last week. the assault left dozens of hostages dead. three of those killed were americans and five foreign workers are still missing. algerian forces are now searching the desert for them -- believing they may have run off during the shooting and got lost. the four day stand-off left more than 35 hostages dead. some of the attackers were killed by algerian troops - including the group leader. >> britain's prince harry is no stranger to trouble and controversy. but now he's now being called incredibly stupid for talking publicly about killing taliban fighters in afghanistan. he just got back from a military tour of duty in afghanistan. in interviews - harry has volunteered the fact that he killed taliban fighters from his apache helicopter. there's now concern that he may have made himself an even bigger security threat. >> pam: the sundance film festival is in full swing this week. drawin
was apparently wise. the pentagon last night issued a statement that allen had been cleared by a military inspector general. his nomination could be back on track soon. as for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. kelley said that and other misleading junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. kelley says her privacy was violated. she became a media target rather than a victim. george? >> she made a compelling case in that piece. okay, pierre, thanks very much. >>> george, now to a big backlash for prince harry overnight. the 28-year-old army captain under fire now for being so candid about life on the front lines in afghanistan. abc's lama hasan has been tracking the latest on the royal fallout for harry. >> reporter: first came the candor. now comes the backlash. this morning, there are new security fears for prince harry. the warrior prince, now a high-value target for the taliban, after admitting he killed enemy fighters in afghanistan. >> take a life to save a life. that's what we sort of revolve
brand-new fees are going to affect if you're using your credit card >> the pentagon has decided to allow women to serve in combat. [ cheers and applause ] the hope is that we can now finally defeat the taliban by giving them the silent treatment. [ laughter ] >> brian: that's fantastic. >> gretchen: oh, come on! >> brian: that's great. 28 minutes before the top of the hour. >> gretchen: women could talk their ears off, too, right? that's the other thing. >> brian: that could be good. >> gretchen: for the first time since the president's demand for tougher gun control, he may now be getting his wish. senior white house correspondent wendell goler joins us to explain. has to do with the senators' proposal, right? >> vice president biden, gretchen, who will hold a round table at virginia commonwealth university today, joined by homeland security secretary janet napolitano and kathleen sebelius, the secretary of health and human services. and by some experts who worked on the virginia tech massacre in 2007 in which 32 people were killed. it aims to get lawmakers the support california diane
uniquely what the pentagon doesn't, or the nro doesn't, over the civilian space. and that is a reason maybe not well enough understood why homeland has to be an independent player, yet many in the private sector, some of the business interests have been saying that homeland does not have the competence to do this job well. do you agree with that? >> no. [laughter] spent i think that's what they call -- that's a leading question. >> one of the things we deal with all the time at dhs is perception doesn't match reali reality. and so perception is of how things work, you know, five years ago, seven years ago and the like. perception needs to catch up with reality. because point of fact, the department has moved light-years ahead in terms of its cyber capabilities come and we continue to move in that direction. president obama has continued to ask congress for the resources that we need in order to do that. so when we talk about the interaction with the private pre sector, which we did in a number of other areas already, what we are talking about linking together the private sector that that pa
that company wants. martha: the growing debate on the pentagon's decision to lift the ban allowing women in combat. we have a panel coming up on that, a great panel. is this the right decision? a lot of emotions and thoughts on this one. stick around after the break. x martha: new questions on a major about-face for the military as leaders formally lift the ban on women serving in combat positions. the change opens up hundreds of thousands of front line positions possibly to females, but even veterans really are split on what they think about this decision. list to some of this. >> lifting this restriction is going to allow those women who want to fight in combat positions to try and try out for them. if they can make it, good for them. there's a lot of women who won't make it. you know what? there are a lot of men who can't mack it either. >> what you said, bill, if they're not physically capable of that doing what a man would do, a wounded soldier or marine needs to be dragged off, medevaced, needs to be pulled can i count on the female soldier to do the same thing? if we look at wome
by the private sector. homeland has jurisdiction uniquely where the pentagon does not. or the nro doesn't over this civilian space. homeland have to be a major player. yet many in the private sector have been saying that homeland does not have the competence to do this job well. do you agree with that? >> no. [laughter] >> that is what is called a delay -- leading cancer. -- that is what we call a leading answer. perception need to catch up with reality. the department has moved light years ahead. president obama has continued to ask congress for the resources we need to do that. women talk about the interaction with the private-sector, which we do in a number of areas already -- when we talk about the interaction with the private sector, which we do in a number of areas already, the part that controls the core infrastructure with our statutory irresponsibility to help protect the nation's infrastructure. when we talk about linking those things together from a security perspective, we are not talking about a regulatory overlaid. we're talking about how do you take part of our country that is -
issues, particularly gay rights, were settled during his first term, when at the pentagon and throughout all military service, "don't ask, don't tell" was ended under his watch and he embraced formally for the first time gay marriage across the country. what arguments are to be settled for fought for in the future? climate change, immigration and tax reform among others. the president did at one point in his speech say there are some parts of government that need to be reformed, but our usefulness of one small olive branch to republicans. but we are not a nation of takers and the fundamental foundations of the great society, medicare, medicaid and social security will be preserved under his watch and the encroachments republicans would like to make on those programs from the president's perspective in the name of deficit reduction will be, if not repelled, at least resisted. scott? >> major, thank you very much. this is the crowd in washington, d.c., live, as they begin to wander away from the national mall, after witnessing american history firsthand. during the president's first inaugu
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